By John Archer
Reviewed: 11 Nov 2010
Review Price £224.58
Ah .... a monitor for people label obsessed. Bit like buying a Ferrari or Lamborghini badged laptop becuase you cannot afford the car ... or like buying an Apple product because of the label. ;-)
Designed by Pininfarina? Then how come it looks like... oh, any other TV out there at the moment? I don't know about you guys, but the pictures neither impressed, fascinated, nor enchanted me.
Umm, not so sure about this Acer. That's a lot of money for a small screen with so many image failings. I have a Samsung P2270HD TV Monitor and it is superb, and £50 less than this Acer (albeit with a 21.5in screen). That said I only use it for connecting my laptop when I need a larger viewing area, such as when watching the BBC iPlayer or YouTube. There is a small amount of backlight bleed top and bottom but overall this can be forgiven considering the rest of the TVs capabilities. It would be really interesting to see what TR make of this Samsung so any chance of a review?
Pininfarina also designed the Hyundai Matrix/Lavita, which looks like every other car in the world (except slightly more dull). Perhaps their new corporate strategy is to make stuff that looks like everything else?! Or could it be that they're selling their brand name down the river for a few quid?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...
This monitor is piece of crap. My blacks are black to the extent it's either black or pale, contrast is just broken.Also colors are bad, especially on 1080p. Although it said it uses 1080p, native resolution on PC settings says 1280x720, and at this resolution colors are a bit better.
I bet you can find better monitor for the price, and if not - better spend more money and enjoy great picture for upcoming years, than buy a cheap piece'a'crap and torture your eyes.
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